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my hood report

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my hood report

as i roam my city streets i hear gunshots rein 
i see junkies in search of crack it's an everyday thang.
standing on the corner begging for change at the store
chasin the first high they had once before.
gangbangers keep the hood hot with the foolishness they bring
most can't take the heat so to the feds they sing.
don't do the crime if you can't do the time
this is my report from these streets of mine.
from my eyes to the paper from the paper to the screen
this is my report of what i have seen.
police ride constantly through the hood in search of crooks
i guess i fit the description so at me they look.
harass me for no reason so they must let me go
should i act a fool this time i say no.
though i deal with problems of all sorts
i stuck to the topic which was my hood report.

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  1. Date: 5/4/2010 5:30:00 PM
    a good report at that, it's crazy how life can go on like that... i remember living in houston... i've never heard gunshots till that day wow, the school was good but not my neighberhood, well good write, enjoying your stuff:)

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 12:24:00 PM
    We have a saying in England If the cap fits (then wear it !) Good poem !

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 11:17:00 AM
    I have been reading some wonderful poetry today here at the Soup. I am so happy your poetry is among those I have read Orlandus. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/21/2010 12:29:00 PM
    Harsh reality well described